Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
NameSir John EVELYN 2nd Bt , 11015
FatherSir John EVELYN 1st Bart of Wotton , 11019 (1682-1763)
MotherAnne BOSCAWEN , 11020 (1675-1752)
FatherHugh BOSCAWEN, 1ST VISCOUNT FALMOUTH , 417 (1680-1734)
MotherCharlotte GODFREY , 451 (1670-1754)
ChildrenFrederick , 11016 (1734-1812)
 Mary , 11017
 Augusta , 11018 (-1812)
Notes for Sir John EVELYN 2nd Bt
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Helston between 1717 and 1741.He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Penrhyn between 1741 and 1747. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Helston between 1747 and 1767.He was Clerk of the Green Cloth to Frederick, Prince of Wales.3 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baronet Evelyn, of Wotton, Surrey [G.B., 1713] on 15 July 1763.He was Clerk of the Green Cloth to King George II

Sir John Evelyn, 2nd Baronet (24 August 1706 – 11 June 1767) was a British courtier and Whig politician who sat in the House of Commons for 40 years from 1727 to 1767.

Evelyn was born at Wotton, Surrey, the eldest son of Sir John Evelyn, 1st Baronet of WottonCommissioner of the customs, and his wife Anne Boscawen, daughter of Edward Boscawen, MP.[1] He matriculated at Queen's College, Oxford, on 28 May 1725, aged 18.[2]

Evelyn was returned unopposed by Lord Godolphin as Member of Parliament for Helston at the 1727 British general election. He voted with the Administration till 1738. He entered the service of Frederick, Prince of Wales, as Equerry from 1731 to 1733 and Groom of the bedchamber from 1733 to 1751. He was returned unopposed again as MP for Helston at the 1734 British general election. In 1738, he followed Prince Frederick into opposition and was one of the opposition Whigs who withdrew on the motion to remove Walpole in February 1741. At the 1741 British general election he was returned as MP for Penryn by Lord Falmouth. He continued to follow the Prince’s politics, and supported the Administration after the fall of Walpole in 1742 until 1747, when Frederick reverted to opposition. At the 1747 British general election, he was returned again for Helston as a member of the Prince’s party, when Frederick paid £300 towards his election expenses. After Frederick’s death, Evelyn went over to the Government side.[3]

At the 1754 British general election Evelyn was returned unopposed again as MP for Helston. He was appointed clerk of the household to George, Prince of Wales in 1756. In 1760, he was appointed Clerk of the Green Cloth to George, Prince of Wales, subsequently King George III. He was returned again as MP for Helston at the 1761 British general election.[4] He succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his father on 15 July 1763.[1]

Evelyn married Mary Boscawen, the fourth daughter of his maternal uncle, Hugh Boscawen, 1st Viscount Falmouth, on 17 August 1732 at Westminster Abbey. She was born on 12 November 1705 and was baptised on 21 November 1705 at St. James's, Westminster. She died on 15 September 1749, and was buried at Wotton. He died on 11 June 1767 aged 60 at Wotton and was buried there 8 days later. He was succeeded by his only son Frederick.[1] There is a known lifetime portrait of Sir John, Attributed to Jonathan Richardson with family provenance formally with Cider House Galleries Ltd.
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